Sunday, May 10, 2015

American Symbols! [with Dianna from Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching]

Hello Friends~
Welcome back to the Primary Pack! It's Dianna here with you today from, Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching.

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We are approaching the months to celebrate America! We have a few holidays coming up:
  1. May 16: Armed Forces Day
  2. May 25: Memorial Day
  3. June 14: Flag Day
  4. July 4: Independence Day
I'm here today to talk to you about American Symbols.

Question: Why do we NOT just teach students what American Symbols are & mean?

In reality, they will not change. So through a child's life, in school or out of school, the meaning of these symbols will not change. JUST TEACH THEM IT! This will actually help them through their career as a scholar when they come across this information in daily reading or through types of assessments. It is very POWERFUL for students to know about these American Symbols for a variety of experiences!

You can teach your students about these 4 American Symbols in my May Close Reading pack geared towards grades Second - Fifth. These passages are great to work with Informational Standards on & to teach students the meaning of a few important American Symbols.

The Statue of Liberty

Teacher students the meaning...
A statue representing liberty for the US. It was a gift from France and is located in the New York harbor. 

The Bald Eagle
Teacher students the meaning...
A large, powerful bird that represents our nation’s freedom as an emblem. Our national seal displays the bird. 

The Liberty Bell
Teacher students the meaning...
The bell of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It was first rung in 1776 to announce the Declaration of Independence. It is a national symbol.  

The American Flag
Teacher students the meaning...
The flag has 13 equal horizontal strips of red alternating with white representing the original colonies. The blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner has 50 white 5 pointed stars representing each state. 

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